TLC picked up a reality series featuring Pete Rose (71 years-old) and his thirty-something fiance. The show will follow the 17-time All-Star who was banned from baseball when caught gambling on games while he was a manager for the Cincinnati Reds, and his model fiance in their daily lives as they co-exist. Their story goes like this–he lives in Vegas, she lives in LA. She has young kids, he has adults. Supposedly there are family members that are a little weary of their relationship, which doesn’t surprise me…he is old enough to her grandpa, hell great-grandpa if he was really young when he had his first kid. Anyway, his big arc will be following him trying to get reinstated into baseball so he can get inducted in the Hall of Fame.
Pete told Entertainment Weekly
, “It’s not going to be classless — like it seems like a lot of reality shows aren’t really reality, but our reality show is going to be funny, entertaining, and real.”
And Kiana, Pete’s finace said, “We are a total modern-day family, mixing the cultures, the ages, the different backgrounds together. I didn’t even know who Pete Rose was when I first met him. It’s kind of a crazy story, but at the core of every family is love and it’s what TLC wants to show.”
It sounds like the reality version of Modern Family, doesn’t it? They’re like our real-life Jay Pritchett and Gloria. I’m curious to see what Pete is like–he calls himself a nice guy, but that dude seems intimidating.